Sitting for extended periods of time is one of the worst habits you can have for your health. Research has repeatedly shown that prolonged sitting increases your risk of heart disease, diabetes, and stroke. [Read more]
Getting in shape is a big challenge, especially with the fast pace of modern day life. It can be difficult to set aside time for the gym and come up with a plan to reach your fitness goals. [Read more]
By Joe Green , Fitness Director at Valley of the Sun JCC Incorporating exercise activity into our daily routines is a lot less daunting when you have a good idea of what to do. As a professional personal trainer, I have spent the last twenty years coaching others just like you and the number one […]
Many people can point to the moment when their fitness began to decline and their weight began to rise, and that was the moment that they injured their backs. Whether from a car accident, a fall, or simple overuse, ongoing back pain makes it much more difficult to exercise and efficiently burn the calories you take in. [Read more]
The holiday season does not have to be a time of dread for you. This year you can side-step the weight management challenges many of us face at this time of year. Robert Ziltzer, MD and Craig Primack, MD have put together your holiday cheat sheet with easy steps to guide you through the festive season without weight gain.
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Not all exercise happens at the gym. There are plenty of ways that you can increase how many calories you are burning by simply becoming more active in the daily tasks that you are already engaged in. After weight loss surgery, finding ways to be more active without looking for formal workouts can help you reach your daily activity goals. [Read more]
In Scottsdale, it doesn’t matter what time of the year it is: Arizona is hot. While the Spring and Summer months are the most unbearable in many ways, just about any day of the year holds the potential for incredibly high temperatures. But as part of your medical weight loss program, you need to figure […]
Combine loads of sunshine with expansive flat lands and you are going to find yourself a thriving golf community. That is definitely the case when it comes to Arizona. Golf clubs can be found throughout the state, some of them exceptionally beautiful. With more than 20 golf courses in the Scottsdale area alone, chances are that if you’ve in Arizona for a little while then you already know where a golf course is local to your home. What you may not realize is that golf could be the answer to one of your biggest weight loss problems: finding a form of exercise that keeps you interested and on the move day after day. [Read more]
Making time for activity isn’t always easy to do. This is especially true for people with multiple responsibilities, such as a full-time job and a family to take care of once you get home. Sure, the weekends come with a lot of potential, but once you breakdown your to-do list and have a look at the number of hours available to you to get it all done, they start to break down as well. [Read more]
Smartphones have become an additional appendage for a large majority of Americans. Leaving the house, many would rather forget their wallet at home than be caught for a few hours without their phone in hand. Most of this seeming-addiction comes from the constant connectivity that our phones offer us, leaving us connected to family, friends and even to our work around the clock, 365 days in a year. [Read more]